North Bay in Nipissing District, Ontario — Central Canada
Born in France about 1598, this explorer, fur trader and interpreter came to Canada in 1608. Under orders from Samuel de Champlain, he spent the following two years with the Algonquins of Allumette Island. He was then sent to the Nipissing Indians of this area and dwelt among them for at least eight years, learning their language, adopting their customs, and strengthening their alliance with the French. Nicolet is generally credited with the discovery of Lake Michigan which he explored as far south as the head of Green Bay in 1634. He later settled in Trois Rivières and was drowned in the St. Lawrence in 1642.
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
Location. 46° 17.9′ N, 79° 27.427′ W. Marker is in North Bay, Ontario, in Nipissing District. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Colgan Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in Lee Park near the plane on a pedestal. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Memorial Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 1T6, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ontario Northland Railway (approx. 0.7 kilometers Reverend Silas Huntington (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); La Vase Portages (approx. 5.6 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Jean Nicolet. (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.